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Tear gas fired at Paris fuel protesters

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Idir Ghanes, 42, Unemployed computer technician from Paris: We are here to protest against the government because of the rise in taxes [in general], not just petrol taxes, which is the straw that broke the camel's back. The unrest is proving a major challenge for theembattled Macron, who is suffering in the polls and the focus of rage for the demonstrators, who accuse the pro-business centrist of indifference to the struggles of ordinary French people. Read More »

At Least 26 Killed, Over 50 Injured In Blast At Afghanistan Mosque

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An Afghan official says hundreds of protesters have blocked roads in northern Parwan province to denounce the death of three people who they say were civilians, killed in an operation against the Taliban. The attack drew widespread condemnation in Afghanistan and overseas, with the United Nations describing it as an "atrocity". The Taliban, who are waging a war to oust the western-backed Afghan government and expel foreign forces from Afghanistan , have launched a series of high-profile ... Read More »

29 die as 'overcrowded' pleasure boat sinks in Lake Victoria

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At least 23 people have been confirmed dead and more than 40 others rescued after a boat capsized in Lake Victoria, TUKO.co.ke has learnt. "We suspect the mechanical condition of the boat and the weather contributed to the sinking". The boat was reportedly hired out for weekend parties. Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said rescue efforts were continuing. "My heart is bleeding after a lot of my people and friends have passed on after the boat party that capsized on Lake Victoria". Read More »

Man shot at mall in New Jersey during Black Friday shopping rush

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Police received reports of shots fired at the Mills at Jersey Gardens mall in Elizabeth, New Jersey , around 8 p.m. on Friday, said Lieutenant Todd Kelly of the Elizabeth Police Department. The mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey, Chris Bollwage stated on Facebook that the mall was evacuated as a result of the shooting. Disputes between shoppers scouring for bargains on Black Friday often result in violence. Read More »

UAE defends jailing United Kingdom spy charge student Matthew Hedges

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Tejada said: " I was under the impression they were putting their interests with the UAE above a British citizen's rightful freedom and welfare ". Hedges was arrested at Dubai's airport on May 5 after spending two weeks in the U.A.E. "They just disregarded my requests , they said it wasn't part of their job, it wasn't part of their duty", she continued. "They said that it wasn't part of their job, that it wasn't part of their duty". Read More »

Two suspected facilitators of Chinese consulate attack arrested

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A suicide attacker on a motorbike set off explosives in a crowded festival and market in northwest Pakistan's Orakzai region, killing at least 25 people at around the same time as the Karachi bloodshed. In Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China would not waver in its latest big project in Pakistan - the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor - and expressed confidence that Pakistan could ensure safety. Read More »

Man fatally shoots woman at Florida Walmart

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A man suspected of fatally shooting a woman in a north Florida Walmart store on Saturday afternoon is hospitalized due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is not expected to survive his injuries, police said. The Ocala Fire Department said on Facebook that emergency responders returned to the shooting scene to treat three people. Scotty Ballard told the Ocala Star-Banner that he was Cronin's roommate and they had gone to Walmart to buy furnishings for their apartment. Read More »

"Shot The Wrong Man": Police Admit Mistake After Alabama Mall Shooting

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Hoover police initially told reporters Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr, 21, had shot an 18-year-old at the mall on Friday - but a day later retracted the statement. "They should have never have killed him", Emani Smith, Bradford's 7-year-old half-sister said, while other family members cried. Family members described their horror of finding out from social media that Bradford was dead. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani calls Israel a 'cancerous tumor'

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He went on to refer to Israel as a "fake regime" set up by Western countries. But the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year to withdraw from a nuclear deal between Iran , the U.S. Speaking on Saudi Arabia, the Iranian president said Tehran is ready to defend QUOTE the Saudi brothers against terrorism and the superpowers, with respect and without any demands. Read More »

USA in Deal with Mexico Over Asylum Seekers

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The deal known as "Remain in Mexico", would "break with long-standing asylum rules and place a formidable barrier in the path of Central American migrants attempting to reach the United States and escape poverty and violence". The crush of migrants prompted Tijuana's mayor on Friday to declare a humanitarian crisis . Trump threatened Thursday to shut down the border crossing entirely if his administration determines that Mexico has lost "control" of the situation in Tijuana. Read More »

JUST IN: Mugabe critically ill, can no longer Walk

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Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe's health has deteriorated, leaving him unable to walk, according to current president Emmerson Mnangagwa . Mr Mugabe ruled the southern African nation for almost four decades, since independence from Britain in 1980. Read More »

Taiwan casts votes in local elections, same-sex marriage referendum

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Saturday evening. Taiwan 's President Tsai Ing-wen has quit as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after it suffered major defeats in key local polls , a significant blow to her prospects for re-election in 2020. Voters on Saturday also cast ballots on 10 referendums, including one on whether to amend the civil code to include same-sex marriage - which was legalized previous year - and on whether to uphold a commitment to ban nuclear energy by 2025. Read More »

Sandra Parks: Anti-gun student, 13, killed by stray bullet

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Sandra's essay, which came third in a Martin Luther King school district competition in 2016, expressed how she wanted gun violence to end where she lived. So now, the real truth is, we need to rewrite our story so that faith and hope for a better tomorrow, is not only within us, but we believe it and we put it into actions. Read More »

Met Police scooter crash video released as IOPC investigates

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Dashcam footage released by United Kingdom police shows officers chasing suspected thieves travelling through London on mopeds. During a briefing at their headquaters at Scotland Yard on Friday, senior officers pointed out that there is no maximum speed at which police vehicles might hit motorcycles. Read More »

Nigel Farage ‘appalled’ by decision to appoint Tommy Robinson as Ukip adviser

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He hit out at the appointment of Mr Robinson, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Well, I'm appalled". "They could have been the party of hard Brexit and tried to, sort of, keep criticising the Tories for having betrayed the Leave vote, or they could have gone down the anti-Islam route, and it's clear that that's the one that Gerard Batten has chosen", Mr Walker said. Read More »

Khadim Hussain Rizvi in ‘protective custody’ amid police crackdown on TLP

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Confirming his detention, Information Minister Ch Fawad Hussain said the cleric has been "taken into protective custody by police and shifted to a guest house". People predicted about upcoming holidays that might come as a result of TLP protests and congratulated each otherWheelchair joke didn't seem to get old'U-turn" was perfectly fused into the situation A "cool' fan in the USA was also spottedAnd there were students who couldn't help but insert themselves and their midterm exams into the ... Read More »

Iran strongly rejects United States chemical warfare accusations

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Iran promised its delegation would provide the OPCW with a detailed reply and in turn accused the USA of being the "only member state that has a chemical weapons arsenal and has, until now, not acted on its obligations to destroy it". They were found after the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The US accused Iran on Thursday of failing to declare what it called "a toxic arms program" to the OPCW in breach of worldwide agreements. Read More »

At least 25 dead as bus falls into canal in southern India

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A boy who jumped out of the bus is the only survivor The Times of India reported. The Press Trust of India news agency reported that numerous dead were children who were returning from school. As per a report from News18, senior police officers and personnel from the fire department as well as emergency services officials have rushed to the spot. Read More »

UK security service missed chances to thwart Manchester Arena attack: Lawmakers

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: "Following the attacks, the Government , police and MI5 undertook a series of rigorous reviews to ensure we are all doing everything we can to tackle the evolving threat of terrorism". MI5 actively monitors 3,000 "subjects of interest" (SOI) while there were another 20,000 who have been investigated and had their case closed because there was no intelligence to show involvement in attack planning. Read More »

On Thanksgiving Day President Trump Feuds With Justice Roberts

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That's where an appeal of the recent asylum ruling would normally go. "At least one justice is not waiting to take the first punch on behalf of that institution", Melber concluded, "But is instead moving first for judicial independence, and clearly against Donald Trump ". Read More »

5 dead, 18 injured after vehicle rams children near school in China

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According to surveillance camera footage posted online by Global Times , the motorist was driving on the wrong side of the road when the vehicle hit the group of about 30 children, throwing some of them into the air. Last month, a knife-wielding man drove a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in the eastern city of Ningbo, killing two people and wounding 16. Several children had been hospitalized and the numbers of injured were still being tabulated. Read More »

Two Koreas connect DMZ road across border

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The US and South Korea have since suspended most of their major joint exercises, including the Ulchi Freedom Guardian in August and the Vigilant Ace air force training initially slated for next month. While South Korea previously used sophisticated weapons systems to offset North Korea's superior conventional forces, Shin said, that advantage has been undercut as South Korea is now restricted from using its advanced assets for surveillance purposes. Read More »

Russian boss of spy agency blamed for Skripal attack dies

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been in "constant dialogue" with Korobov. No replacement has been named yet for Korobov, though TASS reports it's likely to be his deputy, Vice Admiral Igor Kostyukov, 57, who took part in Russia's military intervention in Syria and is also under USA sanctions. Read More »

L.A. County Won't Charge Michael Avenatti over Domestic Violence Allegations

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A spokeswoman for the district attorney would not say why prosecutors declined to take the case from Los Angeles police. Attorney Michael Avenatti speaks at a Politicon panel in Los Angeles on October 20, 2018. Avenatti's attorneys, Evan Jenness and Richard Beada, gave a statement to CNN saying the couple had an argument, during which Miniutti "behaved in a volatile, agitated and irrational manner". Read More »

Trump takes transgender troops case to court

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On Friday, the Trump administration filed petitions to the Supreme Court asking for its "immediate review" of the constitutional challenges to the ban. It also specifies that individuals without the condition can serve but only if they do so according to the sex they were assigned at birth. Lower court judges have largely agreed, with judges in federal courts in Washington state, California and Washington, DC refusing to lift injunctions against the original ban to allow the updated ... Read More »

Chief of Russia's military intelligence agency dies

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The ministry did not provide any further details about his death. Igor Korobov, head of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU, which has been accused of meddling in USA elections, has died in Moscow . And at the G.R.U.'s anniversary ceremony this month, Mr. Putin praised the agency for its "unique capabilities". His death first became public after the Kremlin published Putin's condolences to Sergun's family. Read More »

Facebook's outgoing exec takes fall for hiring opposition firm

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Conveniently enough, this happened after he had already announced he was planning to leave Facebook. Schrage's statement was initially sent out as a memo to company employees on Tuesday before it was posted in their newsroom. "Some of their work was incorporated into materials presented to me, and I received a small number of emails where Definers was referenced ", Sandberg wrote . Read More »

Teens steal plane from Utah airstrip, take it for joyride, police say

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The pair allegedly first took a tractor and drove it to a private airstrip and took off in a fixed-wing, single-engine sports aircraft. Police believe the two boys, ages 14 and 15, left a group home on the Wasatch Front earlier this week and made their way to eastern Utah, where they were staying with friends in the Jensen area. Read More »

Climate change: Report warns of growing impact on US life

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The National Climate Assessment finds that extreme weather disasters "have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration and have cost the the US almost $400 billion since 2015". After taking office he announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, which commits another 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels. Read More »

Trump defends Ivanka, says her personal emails had no classified info

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Ivanka's private messages came to light when White House ethics officials reviewed Cabinet-level emails they were collecting in response to a public records lawsuit filed last fall. What Ivanka did is all in the presidential records. It's possible that Ivanka - who worked closely with her father on his presidential campaign and saw him turn Clinton into a pinata for using a personal server and mishandling classified information - wasn't aware that federal records rules might someday apply to ... Read More »

Associate of Trump ally says in plea talks with Mueller

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CNN has reported that Mueller's team is examining the possibility that Stone had another intermediary beyond Credico, and that Corsi might have been involved. He also denies colluding with Russian Federation. "I fully anticipate that in the next few days, I will be indicted by Mueller, " he said last week, as he made a pitch for donations to his legal defense fund. Read More »

Officer shot and killed at Mercy Hospital remembered as hero

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On the day of the shooting , O'Neal had reported for her shift at the hospital before being confronted by Lopez outside the hospital. Juan Lopez , 32, shot O'Neal outside Mercy Hospital after they had an argument over O'Neal's recent decision to call off their engagement, the police said. Read More »

Trump Gives Jim Mattis Authority to Broaden Troop Border Activities

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, said Tuesday the Pentagon's cost report shows the mission was a "charade". Now there's been another bewildering development. The total includes $72 million for approximately 5,900 active-duty troops providing support to Customs and Border Protection, plus $138 million so far for 2,100 National Guard troops who have been performing a separate border mission since April, according to a report sent to Congress on Tuesday but not released by the ... Read More »

James Comey, Loretta Lynch subpoenaed by House Republicans

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Comey tweets: "I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions". Comey has been called to appear on December 3, and Lynch a day later. 'Let's have a hearing and invite everyone to see, ' he said. Democrats say Republicans are trying to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation before they lose control of the House in January. Read More »